Recently, I have taken the plunge and started my own business. I have joined the Arbonne family and one month in, I am learning so much already.
I had never heard of Arbonne before my cousin Jen introduced me to it. She was so passionate and excited to be sharing the products and the business opportunity with me… it was contagious and I jumped on board to become an Independent Consultant just like her! Instead of thinking “But what if it doesn’t work out?”, I decided to think “But what if it does?”
So now, I want to tell you all about this incredible opportunity and explain why I chose Arbonne and why I chose to do it now. I hope it inspires you to take a leap of faith too!
What is Arbonne?
Arbonne is an online global health and wellness brand that offers skincare, body care, make-up and nutritional products. It sounds like so many other businesses when I put it like that, but Arbonne really is different from the rest.
An ethical brand
The ethics behind the brand hugely attracted me to Arbonne. All of the products are formulated with botanically-based ingredients, are vegan and gluten-free, and do not contain any of the nasty and harmful chemicals commonly found in other beauty products. On top of this, the products are never, ever, tested on animals and are scientifically formulated for proven results using the power of nature.
In fact, the Arbonne motto is “Pure, Safe and Beneficial for all”, so you can be sure that all of the products are made with clean ingredients sourced from nature; they are safe to be used on the skin or consumed as part of our diets; they are scientifically developed with specific results in mind; and they are designed to be suitable for anyone to use, with products designed for all.
Healthy living inside and out
I have long searched for natural products that are not tested on animals. I truly believe that nature offers us everything we need for a healthy lifestyle and there are too many processed products on the market containing chemical ingredients that just can’t be good for us. I am also 100% against testing on animals as I feel that it is totally unnecessary these days and I am a huge animal-lover. But finding products that embody these values and that actually work has been a challenge. Until I discovered Arbonne, which promotes healthy living inside and out! The make-up compliments the skincare products, which in turn are complimented by the nutrition products, which promote healthy skin from within. Arbonne is all about a healthy lifestyle through and through.
How does Arbonne work?
Sharing amazing products
Now I had discovered the perfect type of products that I had been searching for, from a brand that holds the same values as me, I just want to tell the world about it and share this with everyone I know and beyond, because I want others to benefit from these amazing products just like me. And that is exactly how Arbonne works.
It is based on network marketing, or word-of-mouth marketing. Lots of people are put off by this because they don’t fully understand how it works, but it is as simple as recommending products to others who you truly believe will benefit from them. It is just like recommending your favourite restaurant to a friend, except with Arbonne, you get paid to use and share the products thanks to their generous compensation plan which rewards you for introducing Arbonne into other peoples’ lives. To start, simply stop buying your usual brands of shampoo, skincare, make up etc. and buy them through your own business instead. You are then fully equipped to enjoy using Arbonne, see the results and share this with others.
So far, I have tried a small selection of over 350 Arbonne products available and I have seen the results first hand, so I am excited to share this with others and recommend them just as I would with any other brand that I use and love. I am simply sharing Arbonne with my network of friends and family and the people I meet on a daily basis. It is easy and natural. I am not a sales person and anyone who knows me will tell you that, but talking about what products I use after being complimented on my make up is easy, it just flows, especially when I know the products will help them too!
You really don’t need to be a sales person to have your own Arbonne business. The products and results sell themselves. They are luxurious and feel great to use, but they have proven results that are visible to everyone you meet. However, beyond the product side of things, being part of Arbonne puts you in the privileged position to share this exciting business opportunity with others too.
Sharing an amazing opportunity
For me, Arbonne is a vehicle to achieving a life that I love and eventually, if I work towards my goals, it will give me a residual income and greater time-freedom which will enable me to enjoy a lifestyle that I dream of. Sharing this opportunity with others is such a wonderful thing to do, because not only can the products change peoples’ lives for the better by improving their health, but the business can transform lives too. The evidence is out there. Normal people from around the UK and beyond have achieved so much through their Arbonne businesses. It has allowed them to grow, develop and reach their goals, delivering an income which enables them to live their dream lifestyles. What’s not to love?!
Well so far, I have been faced with lots of people saying no to the Arbonne business opportunity and even the products, because they wrongly believe it is a pyramid scheme. This couldn’t be further from the truth! I was sponsored and introduced to Arbonne by my cousin, but I can over take her in the business at any point without being restricted by anyone further up-line from me. Secondly, pyramid schemes are all about recruiting people and being paid for it without selling any products, but that is not what Arbonne is about at all. Arbonne is about sharing the business with others, but ultimately, every Independent Consultant out there like me, genuinely believes in the products and the brand ethos and genuinely wants to help others to improve their health and well being through the products and/or the business, and that is why we share it. I disagree with the nature of a pyramid scheme, where everybody at the bottom of the pyramid does the bulk of the work to make money for one individual at the top. However Arbonne works entirely differently. The compensation plan is fair and there are 4 levels to the business to which anyone can progress. You get out what you put in, so if you work hard, you will be successful with Arbonne.
Why did I choose Arbonne?
Aside from the incredible products, the generous compensation plan and the ethos of the brand, I chose Arbonne for several reasons.
Meeting and helping people
As a former childrens’ nurse, I am passionate about helping people. Nursing turned out to be the wrong career path for me for many reasons, but my desire to help others has never disappeared and I have always enjoyed working with people. After making the difficult decision to change my career and leave the nursing profession, I always said I would never want to do a 9-5 office job, as that just isn’t me. I am a people-person and I thrive on meeting and working with people and feeling like I am making a difference. Being sat at a desk all day wouldn’t give me that satisfaction associated with interacting with people, so I moved into the events management sphere to do an apprenticeship which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was fast-paced and people-orientated, with no two days the same. However, following on from that, I have ended up working in an office doing marketing, which may never have been the plan, but I enjoy my job none-the-less. Despite that, I miss all the face-to-face contact that nursing and events gave me, and the feeling that I was doing something to help others. But now, Arbonne gives me the chance to meet new people all the time, to attend or deliver events whenever I want for my own business, and to truly make a difference to the lives of others.
I have already met some incredibly inspiring people through Arbonne and I’ve only been part of the community for a month! I can’t wait to meet more as I continue my journey. Through attending events and joining online communities, I have found myself surrounded by the most supportive and encouraging network of like-minded, driven and positive individuals from all walks of life. No matter where I turn, there is always someone on hand to help me, encourage me and answer my questions. The Arbonne philosophy of helping others means that all of us who choose to be Consultants are inherently kind, generous and selfless people, who will happily help each other no matter what. Nobody in this business is selfish or in it for themselves, because it does not work like that. The more people you help to improve their lives, the more your own life will improve in return. I may not have met a lot of the Arbonne family yet, but I know that whenever I attend an Arbonne event, I will be meeting new friends and sharing my journey with people who support me along the way.
A huge attraction of Arbonne, for me, was the personal development opportunities on offer. There is a strong focus on personal development and improving your skills and confidence to become the very best version of yourself and achieve the most you can from life. Every Monday, my team does online training on any aspect of personal development. It is inspiring, empowering, and gives you a fantastic confidence boost. I can already see positive changes in myself and my outlook on life. I have a new-found self-belief that I can achieve my dreams, and paired with the support of the Arbonne community, I am excited to make it a reality.
Why did I decide to do Arbonne now?
I was introduced to the idea of Arbonne at a time in my life when I was open to new options and possibilities. To me, Arbonne presented itself as a new adventure and it excited me to see where I could go with it. I have had so many ambitious ideas recently but don’t have the confidence to execute them, yet with all the personal development available through Arbonne, anything is possible.
Over the past few years, I have battled health problems which have held me back, faced redundancy, relocated to London and returned back to Wales, decided to have a career change, and moved from job to job while searching for the right career for me. I have come to realise that you never know what life is going to throw at you and that you should always have a plan B as a back-up, because plan A might not always work out as you hope.
I never would have considered an opportunity like Arbonne a few years ago, but I have reached the stage where I feel like there is so much more to life that working for someone else and I feel that you should never pass up on a new opportunity or say no to a new adventure. Your dreams are never too big and you deserve them as much as anyone else. The timing of discovering Arbonne was perfect. I have so many ideas that I would love to explore and Arbonne gives me the confidence to do that. As my business grows, it will give me the residual income and time to be able to achieve my goals. I am still young and have no ties – no children, no mortgage etc. – so I have nothing to lose from trying. Worst case scenario, I will get to use great products that will improve my health and well-being, meet some incredible people along the way and become a more confident and resilient version of myself. But best case scenario, I will be successful at my own business and change my life for the better! So instead of thinking “what if it doesn’t work?”, I decided to think “but what if it does?!” and I took the leap of faith.
I am still brand new to this and still not really sure what I am doing, but I am being guided and supported all the way by my up-line, sponsor and Arbonne family. I thought my close network would support me most in my new venture, but surprisingly, I have faced more negativity than encouragement from friends and this has spurred me on even more. I have had friends say “I can’t believe you’re doing something like that” or “It never actually works for anyone you know” and this has made me even more
determined to prove people wrong. Every kick-back pushes me further forward and I am more determined than ever to make it work for me and show what I am capable of.
So watch this space!
If you would like to learn more about my exciting Arbonne business, try the products, host a party, or get involved in it yourself, take a look at my website: daniellefoster.arbonne.com, visit my Facebook page and contact me to find out more.
I’d love to tell you more about it or invite you to an event that’s coming up soon!